James Franco Being Erased From Vanity Fair Cover Was a “Kick to the Gut”

Vanity Fair’s decision to remove James Franco from their annual Hollywood issue is just the latest development in his downward spiral following several sexual misconduct allegations. A source told ET that the removal was a major “kick in the gut” for Franco.

“He was supposed to be on this cover with all these Hollywood icons,” the source said. “It’s a very momentous moment. Opportunities like this don’t come around often. The cover was shot months ago, but I don’t know when they decided to remove him. James knew he was being cut as soon as the story [about his inappropriate behavior] broke. He’d been bracing for the fallout.”

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